Celebrate the history of ecology and biodiversity on the NSW South Coast

Celebrate the history of ecology and biodiversity on the NSW South Coast

  • By Ian McDonald
  •  November 23, 2012
  •  Tags:  Blogs & news Citizen science Communications
 

Want to gain a unique insight into the ecology and biodiversity from over forty years of research? Join the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness for their first science forum celebrating the history of ecological research in their region. Hear from 12 prominent researchers and ecologists (detailed below) who will share what they have discovered about this special region and tell us what eventuated from their results.

Dr Peter Fullagar at Montagu Island (Photo by Laurelle Pacey - www.paceymedia.com.au)

Attendees will have the chance to join discussions about the value of this research spanning significant time and can talk about where to go from here with this foundation of knowledge, new emerging technologies and enthusiastic community contributors.

This is a special, never to be repeated opportunity to listen to the wealth of knowledge of these legendary scientists, so do come and join us for fun and enlightenment.

Where: Auswide Skills Centre,Cabarita Place, Merimbula (Behind the Lakeview Hotel)

When: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of December (Note Saturday 15th December – 0ptional field visits being organised – keep posted to website for more information)

Cost: $30 for 2 day forum: including lunch and breaks, Plus $55 if you wish to attend the forum celebration dinner

Speakers include:

Prof. Harry F Recher: Emeritus Professor, FRZS, AM Senior Fellow, Ornithology, The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW.

Dr James Shields: Previously with the Australian Museum and ForestsNSW, Lecturer Maquarie University, currently “Rent a Ruminant,” Local Environment Solutions and “Conservation Canines.”,

Dr Rod Kavanagh: Previously Principal Research Scientist, ForestsNSW

Steve Mackay: Formerly with Australian Water Technologies, now an independent consultant

Doug Binns: Flora Ecologist, Forests NSW

Dan Lunney: Principal Research Scientist Dept. Environment & Climate Change

Dr Peter Fullagar: Previously Principal Research Scientist CSIRO, now an independent consultant

Mike Crowley Msc: Previously Science Teacher Moruya High School, Regional Ecologist ForestsNSW, now an independent consultant

Dr Laurie Olive: Previously Lecturer in Geography Defense Force Academy

Dr Pat Hutchings: Principal Senior Research Scientist – Australian Museum

Dr Alan Millar: Principal Research Scientist – Royal Botanic Gardens – Sydney

Prof. Joe Baker AO OBE FTSE MSc PhD DSc FRACI C.Chem: Inaugural Patron of AMSA (Australian Marine Science Association), founder of AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Science) previously Chief Scientist for Queensland.

Doug Reckord: Principal, Bournda Environmental Education Centre

Enquiries and Registration  

Email: libby.alanhepburn@bigpond.com

Phone: (02) 6495 0917

Visit: www.alcw.org.au